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Professor Frances Kamm
Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
"Bioethical Prescriptions" collects F.M. Kamm's articles on bioethics, which have appeared over the last 25 years and which have made her among the most influential philosophers in this area. Kamm is known for her intricate, sophisticated, and painstaking philosophical analyses of moral problems generally and of bioethical issues in particular. This volume showcases these articles -- revised to eliminate redundancies -- as parts of a coherent whole. A substantive introduction identifies important themes that run through the articles. Section headings include Death and Dying; Early Life (on conception and use of embryos, abortion, and childhood); Genetics and Other Enhancements (on cloning and other genetic technologies and on responsibilities in procreation); Allocating Scarce Resources; and Methodology (on the relation of moral theory and practical ethics).
“Frances Kamm is the deepest, most sophisticated, and most fertile thinker in the entire field of bioethics.”
— Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University
“The book is a treasure trove of careful argument, painstaking analysis and penetrating insight.”
— Professor Thomas Scanlon, Harvard Philosophy Department